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We continue to restore the old movie cameras of the Second World War and shoot videos reminiscent of newsreels of the 1940s on them. We use the American Bell & Howell Eyemo cameras and the German hand crank camera  Askania 1930s. We shoot 35 mm black-and-white Russian film Tasma and German AFFA aerial photograph. Soon we will repair the Arriflex 35 camera of the Third Reich and remove its historical reconstruction WWII. Watch our "military" video review

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Movie cameras WW II times- Bell&Howell Eyemo (USA) vs Askania  - Germany 1930s REVIEW and war tests

A comparison of World War II movie cameras is the American Bell&Howell Eyemo, which was shot by Soviet front-line cameramens and the German Askania Z, which shot the pre-war and military newsreels of the Third Reich, in conditions close to combat. Retro movie cameras are fully operational; they are shot on 35 mm film. Agfa Aviafot 200 film. Manual processing. Digitization in 2K resolution. Reconstruction of hostilities in Berdsk, Siberia, on May 9, 2019.

#askania #eyemo #бердск #handcrankcamera #bellhowell #askaniaz #ww2 #wwII

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Stanislav, the Parvo of Jules Debrie and son was conceived in 1906-07, patent application in 1908. Bell & Howell Co.’s Eyemo came out in 1925. The ARRIFLEX was made public in 1937, first examples sold in 1938. Although a certain relation with warfare is obvious, the motion-picture camera’s development is civilian.

We should very much like to read about civilian filmmaking in Novosibirsk. I remember a short you have made with your Parvo. It would be fascinating to see things about permafrost and what happens to the soil during summer.

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Happy Victory Day!

We present an overview of WWII movie cameras by American Bell & Hovell Eyemo (Soviet copy name KC-50) and German Arriflex 35. English subtitles are included. Enjoy watching!

 

 

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It was September ... A news about the opening of a Monument to war cameramen in Krasnogorsk in 2020.

This newsreel, completely filmed on 35 mm black-and-white film, with Bell&Howell Eyemo (KS-50) cameras during the WW2, is dedicated to the memory of Soviet war cameramen. The opening of the monument took place in September 2020 in Krasnogorsk, where many famous Soviet cinema cameras and cameras were produced. There is also the main repository of newsreels and documentaries of our country - the Russian State Archive of Film and Photo Documents. This story on film and in digital format will also be preserved in this archive.
We thank the Film Processing Laboratory of the Mosfilm Film Concern, RGAKFD and personally director Natalya Kalantarova and deputy Rimma Moiseeva, military history clubs "The Living History" and "Sturmovik", personally Alexander Stepanov, Vladimir Kozlov, Rafael Khayretdinov and Ella Davletshina. Authors - Anatoly Antonov, Stanislav Schubert. The text reads merit. Russian artist Evgeny Vazhenin. Film reels AGFA Aviafot PAN 200

 

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The Infantry. Realistic WW2 war reel, shot on film, in 2020.

This reel was shot entirely on 35 mm film using Eyemo (KS-50) movie cameras during the Great Patriotic War in Novosibirsk, in 2020.
First-person perspective - this was the task set by the project participants. Creating the image of an infantryman, we relied on the memoirs of veterans, memoirs and fiction, archival materials. Show the war through the eyes of an ordinary soldier: a guy from our city, from the next street, from our yard. He saw his comrades die before his eyes, hunger and cold, wounds passed, and then the hospital and returned to the front again.
The movie camera became a conditional participant in the events, capturing what a real infantryman of the Great Patriotic War could see.

Author and director: Evgeniya Tsveklinskaya.
Operators: Anatoly Antonov and Stanislav Schubert
Editing: Artyom Perevalov

Creative associations "Photokory" and "Kinosibirsk", with the support of "Sibpatriocenter" and the "Constellation" film company. The project was attended by representatives of the regional branch of the OOD "Rosrekon": the military-historical clubs "Living History", "Generation", "Sturmovik", and "Heritage". Film scanning: GBUK "Novosibirskkinovideoprokat"
Song from the film "Shield and Sword", music by V. Basner, lyrics by M. Matusovsky.
For help and thanks: Sberbank card: 4276380148129658 Yandex Money: 4100112441966245 Paypal: museum3@yandex.ru

 

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Great shots. Fun that these cameras can still make wonderful images all these years later...I still love using my Eyemo whenever I can. And they would make great weapons in war too...heavy steel!

https://vimeo.com/16430701

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On 29.12.2020 at 23:41, Will Montgomery said:

Отличные кадры. Забавно, что эти камеры все еще могут делать прекрасные снимки даже спустя годы ... Я все еще люблю использовать свой Eyemo, когда могу. И они тоже сделают отличное оружие на войне ... тяжелая сталь!

https://vimeo.com/16430701

You have excellent quality. Have you developed and scanned in a specialized laboratory or manually?

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17 hours ago, Stanislav Schubert said:

You have excellent quality. Have you developed and scanned in a specialized laboratory or manually?

That's what a professional system looks like, can't do that at home. 

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45 minutes ago, Tyler Purcell said:

That's what a professional system looks like, can't do that at home. 

this is professional laboratory Mosfilm (Moscow) processed and scanned 

 

 

and this video - handmade scanner from projector and manual tanks processing: 

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, Stanislav Schubert said:

this is professional laboratory Mosfilm (Moscow) processed and scanned 

and this video - handmade scanner from projector and manual tanks processing: 

Yea well sounds like the camera wasn't working well in the "pro" lab video. In the hand scanning/hand processing, it's both a mix of flickering camera and processing issues. 35mm film looks perfect when shot, processed and transferred properly. 

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